Annual Smith River Fest

Run, paddle and bike your way to fun at Smith River Fest! Held annually in Martinsville - Henry County, Virginia, this event is truly a celebration of all things associated with the Smith River.

45 miles of scenic river flow through our community from the base of Philpott Dam down to Eden, North Carolina where it meets the Dan River. Alongside the river and throughout Martinsville & Henry County are nearly 20 miles of shared-use trails that make up the Smith River Trail System. Paddlers will love the variety that the Smith River offers from calm floats to class I/II rapids.

Paddle the river, participate in the 4.8 mile long river race and 5K Mud Run, browse vendor booths, enjoy children's activities, watch live demonstrations and much more. There really is something for everyone at Smith River Fest!

The festival is located at the Smith River Sports Complex, 1000 Irisburg Road in Axton, just off the Hwy 58 Bypass.

  • Live Demonstrations of Fly-tying and Casting
  • On-site Rentals
  • Free Shuttles
  • Guided Paddle Trips 
  • Kids Village
  • Live Music 

Event Dates/Times

8/8/2015
 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8/13/2016
 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fees

 Fee for Camping & Races Only